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Bodda Getta Daily Brew 1/16: Coach and Carter
MBB coach Bruce Pearl surprises senior Carter Sobera with a scholarship after the LSU win
Good morning. "Auburn is connected, and people actually want to see you succeed," Auburn senior and member of the men’s basketball team Carter Sobera said during his recent “On the Plains” feature. "Being my last season, I want to take it in for the last time."
As a walk-on, Sobera was hopeful for playing time during his career. He's gotten that opportunity here and there, including against Alabama in 2022 when he scored the 100th point for Auburn at the free-throw line. When shooting the free throw, he had no clue he was in that position, but to this day, it remains his favorite memory.
In a moment that will surely cause even the most stoic of fans to choke up, MBB head coach Bruce Pearl surprised Sobera by awarding him a scholarship in the locker room following Auburn's win over LSU. Watch the moving footage on WarEagle+. Not a member yet? Sign up here!
What else can you find mixed into today’s Brew?
🏀 WNBA star + Auburn alum DeWanna Bonner’s number to retire on Sunday
🎾 Men’s tennis picked up two 7-0 wins in recent doubleheader
🐅 And much, much more!
📹 Auburn Access: WBB’s Win Over LSUA
Go inside the locker room and celebrate with Auburn Women’s Basketball after a momentous win over No. 7 LSU in front of the largest women's basketball crowd in Neville Arena history! Watch the exclusive post-game access on WarEaglePlus.
📈 STOCK UP
🔼 To the Rafters. She came to Auburn as the most highly recruited high school player in program history. DeWanna Bonner was a McDonald's All-American at Fairfield High School near Birmingham. By the time she was done on the Plains, she was a two-time All-American, the SEC Player of the Year, an SEC Champion and the school's all-time leading scorer. DeWanna has been a WNBA All-Star, Two-Time Champion and three-time Sixth Person of the Year. Last season, she moved into the top 10 on the all-time scoring list in WNBA history. She would like to be in the top five before her career comes to a close.
On Sunday, DeWanna Bonner’s name and number "24" will join the likes of Vickie Orr, Becky Jackson, Ruthie Bolton and Carolyn Jones in the rafters at Neville Arena.
The remarkable DeWanna Bonner is featured in this Talking Tigers Podcast, brought to you by Alabama Public Health.
🔼 Perfection Not Pending. Auburn men’s tennis started the spring portion of its schedule perfect on Sunday, picking up two 7-0 wins over Samford and Alabama State during a doubleheader at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. The first dual match of the season was played indoors due to cold weather, while the second match was able to be played outdoors.
"I think the biggest part of these first couple of matches is getting our feet wet with getting out there, running around, and getting the cobwebs off," Auburn head coach Bobby Reynolds said after the two victories. "I thought we did a really good job with that, along with playing inside and outside, which is a tough transition."
Up next, Auburn will host another doubleheader against Tulane and Alabama A&M on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. The first match with Tulane is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT, and the second is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CT.
🔼 Ridin’ With Ryden. With Auburn Equestrian on midseason break, it's time to get to know another newcomer—Alex Ryden!
Hometown: Cary, North Carolina
Discipline: Jumping Seat
Prior to Auburn: Go here for her many pre-Auburn accolades
Some Quick Tidbits About Alex Ryden:
Why Auburn? "I chose Auburn because of the welcoming community it provides. Upon arrival, I immediately felt at home with my teammates."
Favorite Auburn tradition? Rolling Toomer's Corner after a football win.
When did you start riding? First pony? "I started riding when I was 8 years old, and my first pony's name was Beaufort."
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what teammate would you want to be stuck with you and why? “I would want to be stuck with my roommate, Brooke Jolstad, because I think she would be very resourceful and find a way to escape."
Best advice? "The best advice I have received was from Coach Williams when he told me to 'never let anyone outwork me.'"
🤔 TIGER TRIVIA
Stumped by the Stadium? As noted in our “One Big Thing” section below, Auburn women’s basketball made history not only with their Sunday upset win over LSU but also with the attendance at Neville Arena.
That brings us to today’s question—a multiple choice if you will:
How many people were in attendance at Neville Arena during the women’s basketball game against LSU?
Think you know the answer? Scroll down to the bottom to find out!
🐅 ONE BIG THING
Welcome to Coach J’s Jungle. ICYMI! In a historic day for Auburn women’s hoops, the Tigers offed the defending National Champions LSU in a gritty defensive battle on Sunday to pick up their first SEC win, 67-62! To boot, it was in front of the largest women’s basketball crowd in Neville Arena's history.
🦌 BIG BUCK CHALLENGE
Alabama is known for its deep-rooted traditions, and this challenge combines two beloved pastimes. As dedicated fans of Auburn, you can make memories both in the great outdoors and at the game.
Join the Big Buck Challenge presented by Outdoor Alabama, The Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, and upload a photo of you and your harvested buck from this season or seasons past, and you might just snag two tickets to the 2024 Auburn vs. Alabama basketball game, played right at Neville Arena.
Today is the last day to enter!
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📅 THE WEEK AHEAD
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🏀 Men’s Basketball @ Vanderbilt @ 8 p.m. CT on SEC Network | Live Audio
👟 XCTF @ Vanderbilt Invitational
🌊 Swimming & Diving @ Alabama @ 4 p.m. CT
🤸🏼♂️ Gymnastics vs. Florida @ 5 p.m. CT on SEC Network | Tickets
👟 XCTF @ Vanderbilt Invitational
🎾 Women’s Tennis @ North Carolina @ 10 a.m. CT
🎉 TRIVIA ANSWER
Answer: a) 7,720!
"We knew we had to go out there and put on a show," Honesty Scott-Grayson said of the huge crowd. "To see all of those people was a sight to see. It was good for us. I've been waiting for this moment, and it came, so I'm embracing it."
"When we were making a run, it was so loud in here, and you could tell that these people were behind us," Coach Johnnie Harris said. "This was our family weekend, and that's what family is all about, getting behind them. For them to see that, feel that and feed off that was an amazing experience."
🐅 Have a great Tuesday, y’all